Saskia Hintz
Teaching Professor
German Program

Office:  McKenna 225B

Teaching Professor Saskia Hintz holds a teaching certificate ("Staatsexamen") in German, Danish, and Education from Pädagogische Hochschule Flensburg/Germany and a Ph.D. in German from New York University. Her teaching experience includes language classes on all levels of instruction as well as culture and literature classes and Business German. In her research she explores innovative approaches to teaching literature, culture, and particularly creative writing in the foreign language classroom and she has organized and presented workshops at the ACTFL/AATG, CCFLT and NECTFL conferences as well as for the Goethe Institute’s Trainer Networks Chicago and San Francisco. Her additional teaching and research interests are: children's literature, radio-plays, art, poetry and short film and their use in the German classroom as well as creative uses for new technologies. She directs the regional Goethe Institut Examination Center housed in the department of GSLL and is a tester of the Goethe Institute exams (Goethe-Zertifikat B1, B2 and C1). She also is a Professional Development Consultant for the American Association of Teachers of German.

RECENT CONFERENCE PAPERS, WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS:

“Teaching German with Short Films”. Session organizer co-presented with Berit Jany. Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers. (CCFLT). Denver. February 2019.

“The Topic of Crime in the German as a Foreign Language Classroom” [Das Thema Kriminalität im Daf-Unterricht”]. Co-presented with Petra Landfester. CCFLT. Denver. February 2019.

“Using VoiceThread to Engage Intermediate and Advanced Students in the Language Classroom”. Invited presentation,1-hr webinar for International Association of Language Learning Technology (IALLT). April 2018.

“Migration: Materials and Activities for the German Classroom”. Session organizer co-presented with Petra Landfester. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages/ American Association of Teachers of German (ACTFL/AATG) Annual Convention, Nashville. November 2017.

“Art in Teaching German as a Foreign Language: Visual Speaking and Writing Prompts in the Classroom and in the Museum“ [“Kunst im DaF-Unterricht: Visuelle Sprech- und Schreibanlässe im Klassenzimmer und im Museum”]. Invited presentation, 2-hour workshop. German as a Foreign Language Conference (DaF-Konferenz) Denver, Denver. September 2017.

“‘Show Us What We still Spared‘: Nature and the Environment – Today and Tomorrow“ [“‘Zeigt uns, was wir noch übrig ließen‘: Natur und Umwelt – heute und morgen“] Invited presentation, 3-day workshop for AATG Fall 2016 German Teacher Immersion Retreat, Tabernash. September 2016.

“Foreigners, Refugees, Asylum Seekers: Materials and Activities on the Topic of Migration for Teaching German as a Foreign Language“ [“Ausländer, Flüchtlinge, Asylbewerber: Materialien und Aktivitäten zum Thema Migration für den DaF Unterricht”]. 2-hour Session-organizer and co-presenter. CCFLT Conference, Loveland. February 2016.

“Short Films in the German as a Foreign Language Classroom“ [“Kurze Filme im DaF-Unterricht”]. Session organizer and co-presenter with Berit Jany. ACTFL/AATG Annual Convention, San Diego. November 2015.

“Conversations about Trees: The Topics Nature and Environment K-16“ [“Gespräch über Bäume: Das Thema Natur und Umwelt K-16”]. Session organizer and co-presenter. ACTFL/AATG Annual Convention, San Antonio. November 2014.

“German in the Museum: Visual Speaking and Writing Prompts in the Classroom and in the Museum“ [“Deutsch im Museum: Visuelle Sprech- und Schreibanlässe im Klassenzimmer und im Museum”]. Invited presentation, co-presented with Paula Blum. AATG CO/WY, Boulder. May 2014.

“Teaching with Art: Visual Speaking and Writing Prompts in the Classroom and in the Museum“ [“Unterrichten mit Kunst: Visuelle Sprech- und Schreibanlässe im Klassenzimmer und im Museum”]. CCFLT Conference, Loveland. February 2014.

“Trainer Network Seminar: Learning German with Art” [“Trainernetzwerkseminar: Mit Kunst Deutsch lernen”]. Invited presentation, co-presented with Miranda Emre. 3-day workshop for Goethe Institut San Francisco Trainer Network and AATG-Multiplikator participants, San Francisco. March 2013.

“Love Story? Crime Story? Literature? Learn German with Audio-Books and Radio Plays!” Co-presented with Miranda Emre. ACTFL/AATG Conference, Philadelphia. November 2012.

“Exploring Art: Communicative and Creative Activities for the German Classroom”. Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshop. ACTFL/AATG Conference, Denver. November 2011.

Interviewed for the article “Art for Language’s Sake” by Patricia Koning, published November 2011 in The Language Educator (Volume 6 Issue 6).

“Learning German with Art” [“Mit Kunst Deutsch lernen”]. Invited presentation, co-presented with Miranda Emre. 3-day workshop for Goethe Institut Chicago Trainer Network and AATG-Multiplikator participants, Columbus. September 2010.

“Teaching with Art: Visual Speaking and Writing Prompts for Beginning German“ [“Unterrichten mit Kunst: Visuelle Sprech- und Schreibanlässe im Anfängerunterricht”]. Co-presented with Miranda Emre. ACTFL/AATG Conference, San Diego. November 2009.

PUBLICATIONS:

Courtney Glore, Saskia Hintz, Miranda Schmetzer. Lagune 3 - Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Niveaustufe B1. Glossar XXL German-English. Max Hueber Verlag, München. 2009. (English language glossary including extensive explanations for all grammar, culture and pronunciation material covered in the new German textbook series "Lagune").

„Steckbrief Porträt”, “Wohin geht’s?”, “Es gibt so Tage”, “Kennenlern-Aktivität für Fortgeschrittene“: 4 Classroom Activity Descriptions published in the new AATG Teaching Ideas: Volume VII. A Collection of Successful Classroom Strategies. Edited by Rosmarie Morewedge. AATG. January 2009.

Courtney Glore, Saskia Hintz, Miranda Schmetzer. Lagune 2 - Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Niveaustufe A2. Glossar XXL German-English. Max Hueber Verlag, München. 2008.

Courtney Glore, Saskia Hintz, Miranda Schmetzer. Lagune 1 - Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Niveaustufe A1. Glossar XXL German-English. Max Hueber Verlag, München. 2008.

“Praktische Übungen zur kreativen Förderung der Fertigkeiten Sprechen und Schreiben im Unterricht dargestellt am Beispiel von Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten“ Ana Djukiccocks and Saskia Hintz. Paid article, published in „Das Goethe Netzwerk – Fachblatt für Trainer“ (Insert of the AATG Newsletter) September 2006.